Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology & counseling offers a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. The need for qualified clinicians and mental health professionals to serve the community necessitated the establishment of this program. The Master of Science program is designed to provide proper training for Masters level psychologists to work in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, schools, public agencies, and private practice. It also provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced doctoral studies. The program focuses on the field of clinical psychology. The curriculum is structured to enable students pursue a plan of study to assure increased professional competence and breadth of knowledge in the field of clinical psychology. This program requires 39 semester hours of study, including two practicum courses (600 clock hours) of supervised practicum experience in an approved mental health or rehabilitation setting. For more details on this program, click here.

Program Objectives

  • To provide students with advanced knowledge of current developments in clinical psychology.
  • To train students on the application of clinical knowledge to solve psychological problems.
  • To train students to act independently in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.
  • To enable students to communicate clinical issues and conclusions clearly to all parties involved.
  • To provide students with knowledge that enables them to conduct clinical research under minimal supervision.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge that is culturally sound and relevant to professional and ethical practices in the field of mental health.
  • Conduct proper psychological assessment.
  • Diagnose successfully clients’ clinical problems using DSM/ ICD.
  • Create suitable treatment plans for diverse psychological disorders.
  • Apply therapeutic skills to help clients (individuals and groups) overcome their psychological disorders.
  • Communicate comprehensive and understandable psychological reports to all parties involved.
  • Apply appropriate methodology to conduct research in clinical psychology.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 39 hours

Clinical Psychology

Required Courses (33.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY521Advanced Clinical Psychology3.000
PSY522Cross-Cultural Issues2.000
PSY523Advanced Psychopathology3.000
PSY524Personality Self-report Measures4.000
PSY526Child & Family Therapy3.000
PSY527Intellectual Assessment4.000
PSY528Psychotherapy: Theories & Techniques3.000
PSY529Advanced Behavioral Statistics3.000
PSY631Internship I2.000
PSY632Health Psychology2.000
PSY633Scientific and Professional Ethics2.000
PSY634Internship II2.000


Elective Courses (CH:6)

Group A (Students should select one course from this group) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY621Research Design and Methods3.000
PSY629Individual Tests (Children)3.000

Group B (Students should select one course from this group) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY622Seminar in Mental Health3.000
PSY624Personality Perfomance-based Measures 3.000
PSY628Master's Thesis3.000